Federer To Miss Rest Of 2020 Season

STARNBERG, June 10, 2020

Twenty-time Grand Slam singles champion Roger Federer announced on Wednesday that he will miss the remainder of the 2020 season after undergoing further surgery on his right knee. The 38-year-old Swiss has not played any tournament since he fell to Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the Australian Open in January. Federer had his first bout of surgery the following month.

With the tennis season still suspended due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the current World No. 4 has now written off the prospect of returning to the courts until the new season.

Federer shared the news through his social media channels: A few weeks ago, having experienced a setback during my initial rehabilitation, I had to have an additional quick arthroscopic procedure on my right knee.“Now, much like I did leading up to the 2017 season, I plan to take the necessary time to be 100 per cent ready to play at my highest level.

“I will be missing my fans and the tour dearly but, I will look forward to seeing everyone back on tour at the start of the 2021 season.”

The ATP Tour is on hold until at least July 31 due to the coronavirus crisis, with the US Open and French Open still set for a hectic back-to-back schedule in August and September.